Linder, Johnson Named Preseason All-ACC

Senior offensive lineman Brandon Linder and sophomore running back Duke Johnson were voted as Preseason All-ACC selections.

The ACC Media made their preseason picks and two Hurricanes made the preseason all-Conference team.

Linder, a former five-star recruit, has been a starter since his freshman year. He's expected to be one of the top interior linemen in the league. Johnson, another former five-star recruit, set a UM freshman rushing record last season. He's expected to be among the league's top playmakers this fall.

2013 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAM

Offense

Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown

WR Sammy Watkins, Clemson (57) 6-1 205 Junior Fort Myers, Fla.
WR Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest (20) 5-11 190 Senior Clarksville, Md.
TE Eric Ebron, North Carolina (35) 6-4 245 Junior Greensboro, N.C.
T James Hurst, North Carolina (37) 6-7 305 Senior Plainfield, Ind.
T Morgan Moses, Virginia (35) 6-6 325 Senior Richmond, Va.
G Tre' Jackson, Florida State (36) 6-4 330 Junior Jesuup, Ga.
G Brandon Linder, Miami (28) 6-6 317 Senior Southwest Ranches, Fla.
C Bryan Stork, Florida State (29) 6-4 298 Senior Vero Beach, Fla.
QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson (59) 6-1 225 Senior Hampton, Va.
RB Duke Johnson, Miami (58) 5-9 194 Sophomore Miami, Fla.
RB James Wilder Jr., Florida State (23) 6-2 229 Junior Tampa, Fla.
Defense

Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown
DE Jeremiah, Attaochu, Georgia Tech (39) 6-3 242 Senior Washington, D.C.
DE Kareem Martin, North Carolina (37) 6-6 265 Senior Roanoke Rapids, N.C.
DT Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (35) 5-11 250 Senior Wylie, Texas
DT Timmy Jernigan, Florida State (34) 6-2 294 Junior Lake City, Fla.
LB Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech (42) 6-1 236 Senior Oakton, Va.
LB Christian Jones, Florida State (38) 6-4 232 Senior Winter Park, Fla.
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College (21) 6-1 215 Senior Norwalk, Conn.
CB Ross Cockrell, Duke (48) 6-0 180 Senior Waxhaw, N.C.
CB Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (32) * 5-8 190 Senior Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
S Tre Boston, North Carolina (30) 6-1 205 Senior Ft. Myers, Fla.
S Jason Hendricks, Pitt (18) 6-0 180 Senior Brooklyn, N.Y.
Specialists

Pos. Name (Votes) Ht Wt Class Hometown
PK Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (41) 6-2 195 Graduate Greenville, S.C.
P Will Monday, Duke (41) 6-4 210 Sophomore Flowery Branch, Ga.
SP Stefon Diggs, Maryland (34) 6-1 185 Sophomore Gaithersburg, Md.

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